San Francisco Giants: 3 biggest takeaways vs. San Diego Padres

By Joel Reuter
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Pitcher Derek Holland #45 of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the first inning of the MLB game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on April 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Pitcher Derek Holland #45 of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the first inning of the MLB game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on April 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images) /
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 08: Kevin Pillar #1 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by third base coach Ron Wotus #23 after hitting a grand slam home run against the San Diego Padres during the fourth inning at Oracle Park on April 8, 2019 in San Francisco, California. The San Diego Padres defeated the San Francisco Giants 6-5. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images) /

The San Francisco Giants lost the decisive third game of their series against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday. Ahead we’ve highlighted the three biggest takeaways from the three-game series.

With a 3-1 loss on Wednesday afternoon, the San Francisco Giants dropped their fourth straight series to open the 2019 season, falling to 4-9 overall in the process.

If the early returns are any indication, this season is going to be all about finding the occasional bright spot in the rubble of mounting losses.

After a 73-89 showing last season and with little done in the way of impact additions to the roster, the team’s struggles to this point should surprise no one.

Rebuilding is the name of the game for a team with an aging core that has been overtaken by the rest of the NL West division. Facing a San Diego Padres team on the rise was the perfect embodiment of that changing of the guard.

As the season progresses, we’re going to put a bow on each series by highlighting the three biggest takeaways for the Giants.

Some will be positive and focus on reasons for optimism. Others will be negative and highlight problem areas and troubling trends.

Without further ado, let’s dive into the team’s 1-2 showing against the Padres.

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